Vaccinators prevented from leaving hospitals to administer COVID-19 vaccines
22 November 2021: In Ciudad Renacimiento neighbourhood, Acapulco de Juarez city, Acapulco municipality, Guerrero state, a group of people prevented nurses, doctors and assistants from leaving hospitals to administer COVID-19 vaccines. The perpetrators demanded to get vaccinated amid a shortage of such dosages in clinics. Source: ACLED2 Return to Mexico home page more
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In 2020 health workers working for national health providers bore the burden of the negative impact of violence against or obstruction of health care in Mexico. Doctors, nurses, and paramedics were shot and killed and in some cases their bodies were left by the roadside. Guerrero state- one of the areas frequently affected by increasingly violent conflicts between organised criminal groups – saw the most attacks. In Guerrero, Sonora and Veracruz states hospitals were also stormed by armed groups and patients killed in suspected targeted attacks. Data

Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.


In 2020, educators and students were attacked, killed and injured mainly by unidentified armed groups, riot police, or armed groups wearing military uniforms. Attacks occurred mainly in the south of Mexico, in Puebla state, Chiapas state, Oaxaca state, Veracruz state, Guerrero state as well as in Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico City).

Teachers were threatened before being kidnapped and attacked. Students were injured during protests near a school by riot police attempting to clear a road blocked by the protesting students.